Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) is a rare, most probably autosomal recessive condition, characterised by concretions of calcium phosphate deposits in the pulmonary alveoli. Friedrich was the first to observe and describe the disease during an otopsy, in 1856. Harbitz reported the first case
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1. Mutations in SLC34A2 Cause Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis and Are Possibly Associated with Testicular Microlithiasis 1. Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogazici University, Istanbul 2. Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University,Diyarbakir, 3. Yedikule Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases, Istanbul 4. Department of Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara 5. Sureyyapasa Training and Research Hospital for Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Diseases, Istanbul 6. Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya